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. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands of people in manhattan. that's good news for elaine and mark. they have been stuck in their 20th floor apartment without elevator service since the storm knocked out power. >> coming up is really a hardship for us. >> that's why we stayed up here. >> reporter: here in new jersey, police began allowing people who live along the coast back into their homes for the first time since the storm. for many, it was an emotional homecoming. >> got upset. we lost everything we had. it's nothing we can do. >>
coast is slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning some new york city subways are rolling again. also today laguardia airport is re-opening. but 5 million people are still without electricity and the number of deaths blamed on sandy has passed 70. ines ferre joins us now with more on the storm from lower manhattan. ines. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. i am at the entrance of new york's fdr drive and you can see that this area is still flooded after the storm. but down at the jersey shore, that devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island con
. they are ready to roll in the macy's thanksgiving day parade of course in new york city. there are special seats for those hit hard by superstorm sandy. you can watch the parade right here on cbs 5. that's all starting at 1:00 this afternoon. i love watching this parade. >> i do, too. it is fun. it starts later. being on the east coast all those years, you are used to getting up at 9:00 and boom there it is. you have to wait a little longer here. looks like a nice day. >> you can see the crowds are already lining up on the streets there. >>> black friday is starting a whole day earlier this year. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington live outside a kmart store in san mateo this morning. kmart opens in an hour. >> reporter: there is a line already wrapped around the building. some people got here at 10 p.m. last night. the kmart opens at 6 a.m. and is among a handful of stores opening on thursday for black friday sales. a lot of people are bundled up because it's chilly. you have your blanket. what are you out here for? >> for the door busters, the televisions that are $97 and 1.99. i think that's th
caused by superstorm sandy. it will remain in effect in new york city for the time being. lines at gas stations are beginning to shrink as well. >>> there's a marriage in arizona that could be headed for divorce court. the issue in this love story is the presidential election. holly sullivan is under arrest for what happened after she found out president obama won reelection and that her husband did not vote. here's part of the 911 call. >> she got out of the car and she was screaming at him. he started walking away and she started driving in circles around him and she wouldn't let him go. finally he took off to try to get away and she ran into him. >> she is facing assault with a deadly weapon charge and her husband is in the hospital with serious internal injuries. >> wow. >> yes. all i can say about that. >>> it's 5:20 right now. want to lose some weight, how about a refreshing pepsi, what's behind the bizarre new diet trend. >>> and pittsburgh's mike wallace, pulling that baby in. it's your play of the day and it's coming your way, next. >>> what's cool about your school, you can s
lines location were incorrect. >>> confetti rained down on the thanksgiving parade in new york city but with it plenty of confidential information as well. college februaryman found -- freshman found a social security number on one piece of paper and then he checked out other scraps from the sky. >> there are phone numbers, addresses more social security numbers, license plates numbers and we find these instant reports from police. >> it turned out the documents were to make confetti, the department is starting an investigation and reviewing the policy on disposing of sensitive documents. >> we have an idea, take these and shred them. >>> a bay area airport, what's being done on the run ways to keep passengers safe and sound. >>> and how rescuers saved nearly 3 dozen beagles. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, . >>> well, a look ahead looks wet for the bay area, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday, rain for the bay. what is the problem and it's a problem on the road ahead. >>> it is, and visibility is the problem. check out some of the live traffic cameras, three of the foggest to start you
today for a tour of those decorations. >> with that the rockefeller center christmas tree in new york city is all lit up. the 80-foot norway spruce came from new jersey and it was decorated with more than 30,000 multicolored lights. it's such a beautiful sight. >> have you been there before? yeah. >>> i have never seen the tree. >> gorgeous. >>> this would have been nice. a powerball dream come true. two tickets were picked all the right numbers in the biggest jackpot ever. ticketholders will split $588 million. 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and a power number of 6 were the numbers. one winner is in arizona, one in missouri. the odds of winning last night's jackpot one in 175 million. you're more likely to be elected president or hitting two consecutive holes in one. probably both at the same time. [ laughter ] >> no kidding. >>> the jackpot triggered a ticket buying spree but not here in california. the lottery commission is meeting trying to hammer that would allow the golden state join the big party. the 42 states that all take part in the powerball lottery. fans are ready to play. >> powerbal
to new york city to see the devastation firsthand from the storm. the president will tour the city's hardest hit borough of staten island. the president toured new jersey shortly after sandy hit but the mayor, mayor bloomberg, asked the president to stay away from new york at the time. he said then that the president's visit would just take up too many resources. >>> well, a new crab season is open now here around the bay area. >> yes. diners may pay more for the catch. the fresh catch should hit markets this afternoon. the fishermen will get $3 a pound. you can expect to pay about twice. that bay area restaurants say it will be worth it. >> i think it's going to be very full. so when you crack the crab, the meat will be very plentiful inside. and the taste of course of local crab is excellent. >> word is the crabs are bigger this year but there are fewer of them. so that may be the reason for the price. >> lawrence was on the pacifica pier over the weekends and said people had their crab pots down picking up these big babies coming up. >> are you hungry now? >> i love crab! >>> 5
, no word on the cause of the fire this morning. >>> new york city is warning people to leave low-lying areas as a nor'easter is expected to touch down later today. that means strong winds and heavy rains in areas that of course are still recovering from sandy from a week ago. airline flights have been canceled at all three of new york's major airports. the storm could slow down efforts to restore power too. there's more than one million people still without electricity in that area. tough. >> mm-hm. >>> two states made a little history by legalizing recreational marijuana use last night. >> in washington and colorado, voters approved new laws that regulate production, possession and distribution of cannabis for people 21 and older. a similar measure in oregon was defeated by the way. meanwhile maine and maryland became the first two states to pass ballot initiatives approving same-sex marriage. the state of washington appears to be on track to legalizing gay marriages. however, voters in minnesota rejected a similar measure. >>> 5:55. our next half hour president obama secures an
-driven snowstorm more so and actually caused some record snowfalls there. in central park in new york city, four inches. in new jersey, connecticut, up to a foot. here in rockaway beach they had at least 4." and all this snow is causing the clean-up efforts to be that much more difficult. >> high winds and heavy snow whipped the boardwalk in rockaway beach in queens, new york. that's where tom ford lives. he was told to evacuate his sandy-damaged home before the winter storm hit but he is not budging. >> i got too much invested here. >> reporter: he said he will weather this storm like the last one with a little help. >> share some food the neighbors come back and get some heat from the fire. >> reporter: towns up and down the coast are scrambling to redirect resources from cleaning up to shoring up. belimar, new jersey, is rebuilding sand dunes on the beach and the pumps clearing out floodwaters will keep running around the clock. >> we want to be aggressive protecting our community. >> reporter: meteorologists say the snow is a blessing and curse. it's less likely to contribute to flooding, bu
and november 25. we spoke to one family traveling to new york city for the big weekend and with the recent hurricane they told us they plan for the weather and potential delays. >> we just planned to go the day before knowing it was going to be a crazy insane day in this weather and all that. my only worry was the hurricane and storm and all that stuff but that's all gone now. so whatever happens, happens. it's going to be great. >> reporter: now, back home to give you an idea of how weather affected flights here, about 81 flights within california yesterday were canceled and those travelers were moved around because of weather so these are tips to keep in mind. we have some holiday tricks as you get ready to travel here if you are flying out of sfo or any airport in the bay area. one, check your own bags. some airlines will actually let you skip the baggage counter and tag your bag yourself. two, precheck with tsa. they have a new program, if you sign up you can pass through a separate security line. three, there are new smartphone apps that keep track of security lines so you will know h
york city. ashley, are you there? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. yes. we're keeping our eye on the "fiscal cliff" this morning and the markets are changing as we speak. but earlier this morning asian markets rallied on gains by exporters and year end buying. tokyo's nikkei gained .5% to close out a 7 month high while hong kong's hang seng also rows .5%. >>> on wall street, stocks ended modestly higher on homes of a budget deal and on encouraging economic reports. dow was up 36 on thursday. the nasdaq finished 20 points higher. >>> and president obama presented his plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" to members of congress. the $4trillion plan includes $1.6 trillion in new taxes on upper income americans. $400billion in cuts to medicare and other entitlement programs. $50billion in stimulus spending and the end of congressional control over the debt ceiling. both sides remain at a standoff over the issue of raising taxes on higher income earners. but the president said he will not sign any bill that does not include higher taxes for top earners. the white hous
to other cities like new york, chicago and next year boston. >>> there's no substitute for sitting around a table with the family and friends this holiday season. but if you can't, cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts shows us a high-tech way to connect up to a dozen people at a time. >>> reporter: it sounds like a slot machine. but it's actually a video chat service. [ dingdong ] >> reporter: that's the sound of someone joining a call on oovoo. the company boasts it can connect up to a dozen people at once. two more than skype and google hangout which both set their limit at 10. >> it's a fun form of communication. so unlike facebook which lets you stay in touch with what your friends did, now you can take your friends along to do those things. >> reporter: but first, you will have to get all your friends to sign up for the same service. then you can start connecting. >> the brady bunch. >> reporter: and while you can chat with up to 12 people at once, the number of faces you actually see depends on your screen. on our mac, we maxed out at 6. intern ally could only see three on her
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